Regional award is Sound of Music to Viva’s ears

08:27 02 May 2014

Clare Buckfield with David Tickner, Viva founder Dan Schumann and Jenny Surridge, director of Viva

Clare Buckfield with David Tickner, Viva founder Dan Schumann and Jenny Surridge, director of Viva's upcoming production of Les Miserables.

Archant

Viva Theatre Group has won the National Operatic and Dramatic Association’s award for Best Musical 2013 in the East for The Sound of Music.

The show, performed in Ely Cathedral’s Lady Chapel in March 2013, was a sell-out and also won the shield for Best Production in the Area at the awards.

Viva’s production of Footloose was also nominated for Best Youth production.

David Tickner, who played Max, collected the award on behalf of Viva on Sunday. Viva members were also introduced to stage and television actress, Clare Buckfield, well known for Dancing on Ice and sitcom 2point4 Children, who is Viva’s new vice president.

Viva will continue to keep busy over the summer months with Pride and Prejudice which will be performed from June 26-28 at St Andrew’s Church, in Soham, and Les Miserables which will be performed from July 16-19 at Ross Peers Sports Centre, in Soham.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

10:22
Padnal Bank. Road blocked due to RTC.

A man says he is “fearful” for his life and has lost count of the amount of crashes between Padnal Road and Branch Bank outside his Littleport home – especially after seeing another collision last night.

09:36
Both cars were written off following this A10 crash near Stretham

Motorists are being urged to tell the county council about overgrown vegetation after an accident on the A10 in which a businessman who suffered severe whiplash said he could not see an oncoming car due to six feet high grass.

10:14
Harlequin Childcare, Ely, Outstanding Ofsted twice in a row. Picture: Steve Williams.

An Ely nursery is celebrating this week having been awarded its second ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating in a row.

Choristers

‘A Summer Celebration’ in Ely Cathedral last Saturday must be one of the major highlights of the year and it certainly celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir magnificently.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up